The C.O.W.S. w/ Professor Vernon Burton: White Supremacy in South Carolina

Thursday, April 14th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

RoofPrivilegeThe Context of White Supremacy welcomes Professor Vernon Burton. In addition to being the Director of the Clemson Cyberinstitute, Mr. Burton is the Creativity Professor of Humanities, Professor of History, Sociology, and Computer Science at Clemson University. South Carolina has been at the center of national conversations on White Supremacy since Dylann Storm Roof’s 2015 terrorist rampage at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Mr. Burton’s comprehensive knowledge of South Carolina history may help us better understand Roof’s thoughts, speech and action. We’ll review Professor Burton’s Pulizter Prize nominated publication, In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina. The text offers a wealth of information on South Carolina culture and what it has meant to be White in this state. No discussion of this region would be complete without commentary on former South Carolina governor, former U.S. senator and Clemson co-founder “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman.

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